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Jaclyn Yee hit a home run in her first at-bat. Yee, an associate civil engineer in Dublin, Calif., a community 45 minutes southeast of San Francisco, got the rare opportunity to lead a major project as the local water district expanded its recycled water system to retrofit potable water irrigation at parks and schools.
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Recently, pme interviewed Viega LLC CEO and President Dave Garlow at his office in Wichita, Kan., on issues facing the plumbing-and-heating industry. Since joining Viega in 2000, Garlow has worked as a regional manager, national sales manager, and as vice president of sales and marketing.
The design and construction of the Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, Calif., raises the bar for efficient, integrated delivery of health-care facilities. With a design and construction team made up of seven partners that signed a single integrated form of agreement, the five-story, 178,000-sq.-ft. hospital was completed from the ground-up for $157 million.
Talk about making the grade. Two educational facilities in the Northeast dug deep and selected geothermal applications to provide heating and cooling for their campuses.
In April 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued new efficiency standards for residential storage water heaters — gas-fired, oil-fired and electric — and gas-fired tankless water heaters. These efficiency standards become effective in April 2015.
Recently, pme interviewed Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, about his organization that develops the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical, Swimming Pool and Solar Energy Codes, tests and certifies plumbing and mechanical products in the United States and overseas.
Corrosion of metals is an ever-present problem in the plumbing industry. Common piping materials such as copper, steel and cast iron are readily oxidized and thus undergo aqueous corrosion at a rate according to the corrosion potential of the service environment.
After walking the Greenbuild 2013 exhibitor hall Nov. 20-21 it became evident that major manufacturers did not pack as many new products or technologies for the Philadelphia incarnation of the premier sustainable building trade show.
In the February issue of pme, read about California's efforts to enhance their recycled water usage, New Jersey's Governor did not sign an import residential fire sprinkler bill and BIM's designs are engaging California's hospital plumbing designers. Also, Dave Garlow is this month's pme Profile focus and check out the lastest products and news in the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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